The British Curriculum
The British Curriculum also starts in grade nine and ends in grade twelve. Students will be taught and prepared to take the Cambridge IGCSE external examinations at the end of grade ten. The IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Moreover, it offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training materials for all learners. The curriculum is structured to help and improve the academic performance of the students by developing their lifelong learning skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study. It offers a wide range of subjects including: Math, English as first and second language, Arabic as first and second language, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Accounting, ICT, Computer Studies and many more.
The IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning, particularly when their first language is not English. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade. Cambridge IGCSE examination sessions occur twice a year, in June and November and the results are issued in August and January. AIS is a fully certified centre with the University of Cambridge International Examinations.
After completing the IGCSE courses, students can study up to 4 Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced level (A Level) courses offered at the school. The syllabuses prepare students for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Edexcel (educational” and excellence) International AS and A Level qualifications. They are the first step in providing access to a range of careers or further study. AS and A levels have been used as a benchmark to judge student ability for more than 60 years.
The AIS offers the opportunities to AS and A level students to move into two streams, either the Art or Science stream. Students once they have finished their IGCSE are asked to choose on one of the two main streams. In the Art stream a variety of subjects are offered: English, Math, Economics, Accounting, Applied ICT and Business Studies. The science stream includes: Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.